SPRINGFIELD — Given a second chance, a bill to prohibit smoking on all public university campuses in Illinois was approved by the Illinois Senate.
Last week, the measure, SB 2202, fell five votes short of passing the Senate, and it was placed on "postponed consideration."
URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index rose sharply in April, but the economist who compiles it warns the latest reading doesn't change the trend of very slow recovery from recession.
The index — a barometer of the Illinois economy — moved from 104.7 in March to 105.8 in April. That was the highest reading since August 2007.
SOPHIA TAREEN,Associated Press
TAMMY WEBBER,Associated Press
With the movie “Julia,” director Erik Zonca and lead actress Tilda Swinton wanted to make a film about an alcoholic who’s interesting.
“Like the ones I know,” Swinton said after the 2008 movie was shown on Friday night at the 15th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival at the Virginia Theatre.
CHICAGO (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a Chicago shop owner whose resistance with a baseball bat was captured by security cameras.
JOHN O'CONNOR,AP Political Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago area transportation agency is releasing the names of companies it claims are running "sham" offices in the Northern Illinois communities of Channahon and Kankakee to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in Chicago and Cook County.
DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Chicago company planning to build 39 wind towers in rural central Michigan has sued three communities it says want to block the $120 million renewable energy project.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Rockford International Airport officials say they're postponing AirFest 2013 after the Blue Angels pulled out of the show.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that DNA tests can be done on bloodstains in connection with the case of a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting.